Jasmin Ouschan was born on the 10th of January 1986 in Klagenfurt/Austria. Even as a small child Jasmin owned a little pool table, but soon playing on this table became too easy and she started her career on the big pool table in her parents club at the age of 6.
Right from the start Michael Neumann, who played pool himself, saw her talent. Soon a billiard super team between trainer and athlete was born. After a few years of practice, Jasmin was finally allowed to show her skills on an international level during the youth European championships. Within the next 6 years Ouschan garnered 11 out of 12 possible gold medals. From the start Ouschan/Neumann had a definite strategy, a strategy that is based in the belief that when you want to become a better player then you have to compete with the best. Due to this strategy Ouschan wasn’t scared of showing her skills against the best men in the sport.
In 2004 Jasmin Ouschan finished her final exams in school and from that moment on her goal was clear – to be a top professional pool player.
In her last year of eligibility for the World Junior Championships in 2005 Jasmin was able to make one of her initial dreams come true. In front of her home crowd she managed to win the gold medal of the girl’s division in the WPA World Junior Championship. In addition to her success on the pool table, Jasmin also finished her education as an instructor for billiards and fitness.
Her entry into the women’s division of the professional pool scene was pretty smooth for the Austrian as she won 2 Gold medals at her first women’s European Championship and proved that the rumours about Jasmin Ouschan were true. In the same year, at age 19, she managed to win the gold medal at the World Games, the Olympic games of the billiard sport. Soon more and more top finishes were following at international pro events until she took the challenge in 2006 to play at the Men’s Straight Pool World Championship in New Jersey. Even though a lot of people smiled at them at first, the team Ouschan/Neumann didn’t give up on their goal. In the end her 5th place at the world championship showed that she was more than a capable opponent in the 14.1 discipline. When this effort was topped by a victory at the BCA Open in Las Vegas and a 3rd place at the Women’s World Championship, Ouschan earned her spot in the women’s billiard elite.
Jasmin Ouschan wasn’t only recognized in Asia or America but also in her hometown Carinthia where they choose her as the sportswoman of the year.
After a lot of top finishes Ouschan took over the top position in the official WPA Women’s World Ranking and until the end of 2008 nobody was able to take that away from her. Considering her youth she had already achieved a lot, but in 2008 she was able to celebrate an unbelievable success. At the age of 22 she became the first woman in billiard history to win a bronze medal at the Men’s Straight Pool World Championship. Due to that success a new area of women’s pool started to begin. More and more women followed Jasmin Ouschan’s way and sought the challenge of competing in male events.
In 2007 and 2008 Ouschan was not only elected again as the sportswoman of the year in her hometown but also the rest of Austria and the sport critics started to pay attention. At the end of 2008 Jasmin Ouschan was awarded a sensational 8th place at the Austrian Sports Awards which is an unbelievable acknowledgment for Ouschan and the billiard sport. The media got more and more interested in the billiard athlete and soon her growing fan base could see her smiling out of many magazines and on TV shows.
In 2009 Jasmin Ouschan stood in front of a new challenge. The venue for the European Championships was her home country, Austria, and it was a great chance to show her skills in front of her home crowd. Even though there was a lot of pressure on Ouschan’s shoulders she managed to set a new record. There was no billiard player before her who had won in 3 disciplines when she won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal. Only one year later, in 2010, Jasmin Ouschan wrote billiard history. She won all 4 gold medals at the European Championships in Zagreb/Croatia, she is not only the first ever athlete who won all disciplines in one year, she is also the most successful player at European Championships. In the same year she also fulfilled her dream by winning her first women world title in 10-Ball in the Philippines. She was also the first non-Asian player since 2001 to win a World Championship title.
Now, at 27 years of age, Jasmin Ouschan has already achieved many titles but she is still very hungry and approaches new challenges with a mighty spirit and unbridled enthusiasm.
For the latest information check out the main website www.jasmin-ouschan.com!
Welcome in the Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan, located in the Sportpark Klagenfurt/Austria/Europe. It is right attached to the soccer stadium which was build for the European Soccer Championships in 2008.
The purpose of this project is to finally have the best conditions for top athletes to prepare for international events all around the world. Every continent is using a slightly different equipment and that makes it very difficult for the billiard athletes. So our academy can offer different kind of equipment which makes the training much more effective. The academy also has its own fitness area for all kinds of physicial training.
The “Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan” (BSA) is located in the Sportpark Klagenfurt a huge soccer stadium which was build for the European Soccer Championships 2008. It is close to our beautiful lake (Woerthersee) and surrounded by nice hotels.
The Sportpark Klagenfurt is the home of many different sports, such as the soccer academy, indoor archery, indoor and outdoor beachvolleyball and a multi-purpose hall for handball/basketball/volleyball and so on.
The academy has close to 300 m2 ( 3200 ft2) and is split into 4 rooms, the office, the fitness area, the billiard area and a small kitchen. It is on the first floor but everything is fully handicapped accessible.
The billiard area
The billiard area is equipped with 3 high class billiard tables (Diamond, Brunswick) with the leading cloth company (SIMONIS) and ball manufacturer (ARAMITH). Every table has its own player seats, small table, scoring boards and extra space for wheelchair players as well. The table in the center of the room is a TV table with special TV lights and 3 cameras for a perfect video training. There is also a couch area for up to 10 people to relax in and watch some pool on the HD TV or the HD beamer. Equipment list…
The fitness area
The fitness area is equipped with a treadmill, 2 bikes, different dumb bells, a multi-purpose power station, boxing bag and other fitness gadgets. Everything is set up for a specific fitness training to workout your body and get in shape for international tournaments. Equipment list…
The office is fully equipped for every kind of work and meetings for up to 10 people. You will also find a lot of information material about our beautiful sport. We also have a Predator Shop in the office with different cues to try out. Equipment list…
New Austrian sports minister Mag. Gerald Klug visited the academy and stayed for a training session with World Champion Jasmin Ouschan. Read more…
Austrian soccer star Paul Scharner came to visite the academy and got to experience a different kind of workout. Read more…
In the Billiard Sport Academy we got a new way to recover after a tough training session. The “Physiotherm infrared cabin“. Read more…
One of the most popular billiard magazines the “Billiards Digest” wrote a little story about the Billiard Sport Academy. Read more…
Sky Sports came to visite our Academy and made a little spot about Jasmin and her life as a professional pool player. Read more…
It is time again for the annual “sport springtime” in Klagenfurt, where people can try out new sports for free. Our billiard course at the academy was full and we had a great time. Read more…
The European Championships are on this month in the beautiful city Portoroz in Slovenia. This is definitely one of the highlights this year. Read more…
Jasmin Ouschan preparing herself at the Academy for the first world ranking event of the year, the Amway Cup in Taipei/Taiwan. Read more…
Rotary goes Billiard. Read more…
We got the sanction for the academy by the European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF). Read more…
2nd of January 2013
The Austrian Billiard Federation (OEPBV) is looking for upcoming talents for the national team in an one day training session. Read more…
11th of November 2012
Jasmin Ouschan won the WPBA Tour Championship in Lincoln City/Oregon. Read more…
21st of September 2012
The Carinthian Billiard Federation kicks off into a new season with a new president, new goals and a new outfit. This event took place in the “Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan”! Read more…
18th of July 2012
International training session with a pool player from Singapore! Read more…
15th – 20th of June 2012
The top 2 men from Austria, Albin Ouschan and Mario He, are preparing themselves for the World 9-Ball Championship in Doha here at the academy. Read more…
2nd of May 2012
Springtime is the time for sport fans in Klagenfurt. Families have the chance to try out different kinds of sports with their kids for free and billiard was a part of it. For 2 days our academy was fully booked with billiard enthusiasts.
11th of April 2012
After 1 1/2 years of hard work we were finally able to have the official opening of the Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan here in Klagenfurt! Read more…
3rd – 6th of January 2012
For 4 days the Billiard Sport Academy was the place to be for Austrias upcoming billiard trainers. The official trainer education from the “Sports Academy Austria” (BSPA) was held here in Klagenfurt! Read more…
15th November 2011
We found the right place and now we got the ok from the Austrian Sports Foundation to go ahead and set it up. So much work to do but we love it! Read more…
Here you can take a tour through the “Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan”.
The tour starts in the office and by clicking on the many “Jasmin Ouschan logos”, you can look closer at certain things and go from room to room. Use the mouse (hold the left button and move it) to walk around in the academy. If you are using a smart phone (e.g. iPhone) or some kind of tablet (e.g. iPad) you can move around by simply moving the advice.
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As the world governing body for pool-billiard sports, I write in full support of the proposed “Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan” that is under consideration by Michael Neumann and Jasmin Ouschan.
An abundance of poolrooms exist throughout every country of the world, but there are very few specialised Centres of Excellence. Centres like this are essential to maintain the growth and development and improvement for our sport. China is a prime example of why such a facility is necessary. Supported by their government, they have proper training facilities and programs available for those wishing to improve their standard.
History of China’s involvement in our sport is not so long, but in this relatively short period their achievement success is second to none. Their male players have proved to be most competitive, twice winning a world teams event, but it is with their women where they have become dominant, holding five places in the top sixteen rankings, including the top two.
We most certainly welcome such an opportunity to have a Billiard academy in Europe. I have known both Michael Neumann and Jasmin Ouschan for a number of years, and always admire their dedication and professional attitude, which I am sure, will flow-on into their goal of having such a Academy. With the experience gained from her success as a player, Jasmin, together with her coach Michael, would be an ideal couple to make a great success from having their own training facility. Jasmin has won two world championships, and knows the undeniable importance and benefits for a player to have access to proper training.
I believe there would be much interest from many countries wanting to send players to undergo proper training and development where they would be properly accommodated and catered for. Qatar is just one country that has approached me about sending their players to such a facility that has been proposed by Michael and Jasmin, and have tentatively booked places for twelve youngsters for next year.
As I understand, their Academy will be able to cater for all players, male and female, from young to old, and very importantly, also include a place for handicapped sports people, making it totally ideal.
-Ian Anderson- (President of the WPA)
When we heard from this project, that Jasmin Ouschan and Michael Neumann want to open a pool billiard training and competence center in Klagenfurt we were very excited about it. The fact that it is in the sportpark right next to the soccer stadium is impressive and to know that other sports are there too is a big plus. Billiards is not a game anymore that you play in bars, it became a serious sport where the fitness part also got more and more important. This is not just the first real trainings center in Europe, it also the first one with an own fitness area. With these high standards it is a perfect platform for billiard athletes from all over the globe. It is a great possibility for the kids or other top athletes to book trainings in a high standard training center and to train and prepare for international events.
We also believe that Jasmin Ouschan is the perfect representative for our sport and this project. Jasmin Ouschan has always been an athlete of the new generation, someone who looks at this as a whole sport and not just a game.
We have to say that this billiard training center would be the right presentation of our sport and not just in Austria but worldwide. These are the right steps into a new generation of billiards and we are proud that Jasmin Ouschan and Mike Neumann are the people behind this project.
-Gre Leenders- (President of the EPBF)
Austrian Billiard Federation (OEPBV)
Der Oesterreichische Pool Billard Verband (OEPBV) wurde im Rahmen der Konzeption der Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan eingebunden und wie sich nun die Endplanung für den Fachverband praesentiert, wurden die Erwartungen in eine solche Trainingsstaette bei weitem uebertroffen.
Nicht nur, dass für unsere Paradesportlerin Jasmin Ouschan erstmalig adequate Trainingsbedingungen für den internationalen Wettbewerb geschaffen werden sollte, freut es uns, dass auch der Fachverband von diesen Moeglichkeiten seinen Nutzen ziehen kann.
Insbesondere der Know-how Transfer seitens Jasmin Ouschan zu unseren weiteren Sportlern des Nationalkaders (Fr. Ouschan ist ja bereits als Trainerin für den Jugendnationalkader praesent) sollte hier besser gelingen. Weiters ist es ein Meilenstein in unserer Sportart eine Academy zu haben, in welchem auf konstanter Ebene sportwissenschaftliche Daten erhoben werden, um so für die Weiterentwicklung unserer Sportart zu sorgen. Weiters wird diese Academy auch ein Stuetzpunkt werden für den Pool Billard Behindertensport sein, da die Konzeption und auch die vorhandene Infrastruktur dies zulaesst. Geplant ist ebenso die staatliche Trainerausbildung in ihrem Fachteil in diesem Zentrum abzuhalten.
Aus Sicht des Fachverbandes sind wir mehr als erfreut ueber das Engagement von Frau Ouschan für dieses erste Trainingszentrum dieser Art in Oesterreich und werden dies von Verbandsseite groeßtmoeglich unterstuetzen.
-Ernst Hofer- (President of the OEPBV)
“I think it is great that we finally have a place to practice and prepare for events on such a high level. The equipment is perfect and the atmosphere motivates you even more. Thank you to Jasmin and Michael for this amazing academy.”
-Albin Ouschan- (Nr.3 European Men Ranking 2012/13)
Jasmin Ouschan was born on the 10th of January 1986 in Klagenfurt/Austria.
Even as a small child Jasmin owned a little pool table, but soon playing on this table became too easy and she started her career on the big pool table in her parents club at the age of 6.
Right from the start Michael Neumann, who played pool himself, saw her talent. Soon a billiard super team between trainer and athlete was born.
After a few years of practice, Jasmin was finally allowed to show her skills on an international level during the youth European championships.
Within the next 6 years Ouschan garnered 11 out of 12 possible gold medals.
From the start Ouschan/Neumann had a definite strategy, a strategy that is based in the belief that when you want to become a better player then you have to compete with the best.
Due to this strategy Ouschan wasn’t scared of showing her skills against the best men in the sport. Read more…
“Enjoyment is committing yourself to others“
This characterizes the emotional state of a trainer. From my point of view it meant to me to neglect at the peak of my own pool-billiards carrier my own activities at the green table to trade it for a seat behind the arena, well away from the colorful balls that had been so important to me before.
The road to enjoying this change of roles in my life:
As being a schoolboy and later as a student at the university I spent almost more time at the green felt pursuing my inquisitiveness as to the ways of the balls than satisfying the knowledge which was required at the educational institutions. I had a short but, from my point of view, a successful pool career when, during one of my normal training sessions in our pool club, a cute six-year-old old blonde child entered the pool room. Sitting on a heightened chair right next to the table, being unusually calm and serene for that age, she observed every movement and then tried them herself on a table at the other end of the billiard hall, even though she was not really tall enough for a full size billiard table. Read more…
The “Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan” is a facility for pool billiard training on a high level. Jasmin Ouschan, professional billiard athlete and EPBF instructer, spends hours in her academy to prepare for international events all around the globe. On her side is national head coach Michael Neumann, also EPBF trainer, who supports her with his 25 years of experience.
The different tables, the different types of cloth, the lights, the cameras and so on make this academy so unique. If you want to practice on a table with an Asian cloth, a table that is mostly played on in the USA or simply workout and perfect you game, then the Billiard Sport Academy is the right place for your training session. You are interested in a training session with Jasmin Ouschan and/or Michael Neumann in the academy, then check out the information below.
Pool Billiard is not just a beautiful sport but also entertainment. Jasmin Ouschan can take you on a ride through the world of trick shots and give you a journey into her sport. Surprise your company and/or customers with a show event by one of the worlds best female billiard athlete.
A big THANK YOU to all my partners who made it possible to realize my dream of opening the first Billiard Sport Academy here in Austria.
If you are interested in training sessions or event packages please feel free to contact us through our email address below or find us on google maps.
Billiard Sport Academy Jasmin Ouschan
1st Floor, Siebenhuegelstraße 107A
9020 Klagenfurt am Woerthersee
billiardsportacademy (at) gmail.com